Pay Attention to Package Sizes When Grocery Shopping

We need to be careful at the grocery store. I have noticed a growing trend about package sizes. Many companies are putting less product in their packages but keeping the outside packages the same size. A good example is snack size candy bars that use to come 10 to a package for a $1.00, on sale. If you look at them now, there are only 8 in a package. So be very aware when shopping.

By Kim from Franklin Park, IL

February 26, 20080 found this helpful

I agree...I recently noticed, Reynolds Aluminum Foil, now has 20 square feet on the roll, previously it had 25 square feet on the roll!

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February 29, 20080 found this helpful

I'll never forget Morningstar Farms advertising 1/3 less fat per serving in their vegetable breakfast sausages. Well the serving size went from 3 links to 2! This sort of sneaky thing goes on everywhere. Does anybody else out there remember when a bag of potato chips was a whole pound and coffee came in one pound cans?

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March 4, 20080 found this helpful

I also noticed that some salad dressings have gone from the squirt type hole to no hole. My theory is use more = spend more.

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

I just noticed yesterday when I purchased a widely advertised margarine that comes in 2 8 oz. cups that the cups are now 7.5 oz. each. In fact the manufacturer used the same cardboard sleeve which had 16 oz. printed on it and pasted a sticker showing 15 oz. I think I'll give them a call. We consumers were not born yesterday. And the price is not lower--in fact it is higher.

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

Breyer's Ice Cream is in a smaller package but costs more.

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